Painted wooden mummy portrait of Didyma
female mummy portrait, painted. This portrait is painted in encaustic and tempera on sycamore wood. An inscription in Greek indicates that the owner of this portrait was a girl named 'Didyma' who was seven years of age when she died. The shape of the panel is typical of those from Antinoopolis.
Egypt, production, country
depth, 1.5, cm
height, 34.8, cm, maximum
width, 19.2, cm, maximum
bequeathed; 1981; Cook, Phyllis M.
, The Fitzwilliam Museum1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 201
Parlasca, K.. Mumienporträts und verwandte Denkmäler.p. 201
Nicholls, R.. Ancient Egyptian painting using beeswax goes on show in Cambridge.
Source Title: Cambridge Evening News()
Object Number: E.5.1981
(record id: 63185; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)